Tomato Plant Identification
May 29, 2009 3:24 PM Subscribe
I found some tomato plants growing wild in my back yard in February. I transplanted them to a safer location, and now one of them is about five feet tall (and going). Help me identify the tomato variety?
posted by jabberjaw to home & garden (9 answers total)
I'm pretty sure it's a tomato plant, because it looks and smells like one. The tomato plant is not bushy at all. It grows in a single stalk going straight up, with leaf-branches coming off every six inches or so, and it has about three flower clusters. Here's
a picture (it's rising above a beefsteak tomato bush I unwittingly planted too close to it). This tomato plant seems a little unusual, because most all other tomato plants I've seen grow kind of haphazardly, with branches and stalks kind of sprouting everywhere. The mystery plant one is a single, symmetric, organized stalk.
I first noticed the 'wild' tomato plants when they were about as tall as my finger, and almost mistook them for weeds. I've grown emotionally attached to them, and I'm very curious as to what kind of tomatoes this thing will sprout (if any; it has not begun making any fruit). Any help identifying them would be awesome. Thanks!